Parent Letter

September 21, 2023

Last week we held elections for our 2023-2024 Student Council.  Thank you to all ten students who ran for this office.  Our 2023-24 Student Council consists of Niara Gorecki, Naomi Evjen, Bryce Gorecki, Brisbyn Traen, and Kaitlyn Gorecki.  Congratulations!

Yesterday Father Brendan Rolling and Father Tanner Thooft made an Emmaus visit to our school.  The students loved having them around.  I heard many big questions being asked!  

We are ending week #5, which means that it is mid-term week.  Please check with your children to make sure they are making progress toward their AR goals and that they are getting their work in.  Mid-term reports will only be sent out to middle school students if they are receiving less than a C average in any class.  If you have questions regarding your child’s progress, please reach out to their teacher(s).

Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 am–noon, there will be a materials-making session for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program.  If you can cut, color, write, and or paint, you have the skills necessary.  This is a great way to learn firsthand what the program is all about.  Please enter through door #3 and go upstairs to the Atria.

VIRTUS Training Session has been added for Monday, September 25, 2023, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Holy Redeemer School Library (2nd floor) in Marshall. Register online through the diocesan Website   If you need assistance registering, please contact Caren at 507-872-6346.  

The marathon is well underway and this week’s winner of pack of Mr. Sketch markers was Evelyn Slatko.  Everyone who turns in a pledge next Tuesday will have their name put in for the drawing for $50 pledge from Mrs. Garvey.  We have currently brought in $3,475.  Our goal this year is to raise $29,000. for our school.   Please keep in mind that this fundraiser is part of our annual budget.  The major fundraisers that we do each year help to keep our tuition low.

We will finish our scheduled NWEAs tomorrow and will have one makeup session next week.  NWEA results will go home with the first report cards.   If you would like to discuss your child’s results before conferences, please reach out to the office.

The Schoenstatt Girls' Group will meet on Monday, September 25th!  The monthly Group is for all girls ages 6-13. It is held the last Monday of every month from 3-4:30 pm at the Knights Hall. For more information or to register for the Schoenstatt Girls group, please contact Jean Callens at or 507-828-3472.

Our next school Mass is Wed., Sept. 27th  at 10:30 am.  The 7th and 8th-grade students will be leading us.  

As our weather is turning cooler, I would like to remind you of the school dress code for Mass.  Students are asked to dress nicely and appropriately (dress pants/khakis, dress shirt/polo shirt/St. Edward shirt, skirt, or a dress) for Mass.   We all become so familiar around the school, that dressing differently for Mass is a simple way to prepare ourselves both outwardly and inwardly for the presence of Christ.

May God Bless,

Mrs. Garvey